Dodgers hold off Sox in Cactus opener

GLENDALE—Clayton Kershaw started the game with a four-pitch walk to former-Dodger Juan Pierre.He allowed an unearned run and two hits in three innings, helping Los Angeles beat the White Sox 6-5 Monday.Kershaw struck out three and walked one.Kershaw found out last week he had been selected to become the Dodgers’ youngest opening-day starting pitcher since 22-year-old Fernando Valenzuela in 1983.Winner Jonathan Broxton pitched a hitless, scoreless inning.White Sox starter Gavin Floyd faced the minimum six batters in two hitless innings.

NOTES—Damaso Espino drove in two runs for the Dodgers, and Donny Lucy had two RBIs for the White Sox. … Loser Tony Pena Jr. gave up two runs and three hits in the fourth, and Miguel Socolovich allowed four runs in two-thirds of an inning in the fifth.